Manual Reference Pages - BGROT (1)
a program to alleviate background boredom
suite consists of a set of scripts to handle background image rotation.
The user interface scripts are
scripts, while the backends are implemented in
The primary user interfaces are provided by two scripts:
is the meat of
It is the script that handles the randomization of the background image
list, and the rotation of the images.
Users may override the system defaults with a config file in their home
which is where the system defaults live, is normally
though that maybe have been changed by your system administrator on
installation. The file
contains the system-wide defaults for
which can be overriden by creating the file
is accepted for backward compatibility)
and inserting the settings you wish to override into it.
Most of the settings are self-explanatory, the rest can
be easily understood by a cursory examination of the scripts.
Is a utility used to prepare the list of background images for
All per-user information for
is kept in
which is normally
program creates the image list from the images in
(which can be a symlink or a directory of symlinks),
and puts the output list into the file
ONLY includes files with the extensions stated in the
file (either global or individual),
and WILL recurse through subdirectories of
Simple place the images you wish to rotate in the
to create the master image list, and run
in the background (perhaps niced, for instance
/usr/bin/nice -15 background.sh &
), and it should run perfectly.
Its not that complicated.
is written, used, and maintained by
.An Matthew Fuller
See the official bgrot homepage at
Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
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